What are the USA's chances in the Americas
Cup? Who are favorites?
As a player of the Untied States I strongly believe our chances
in the Americas Cup are good as we are taking the fourteen best
players in the US to compete. I am not fully aware of what the other
nations are coming with but I do believe that the United States
would make everyone proud.
Do you speak to former players or coaches
when going through bad phases?
Throughout my cricketing career, the basics of cricket is what I
have based it on and in order for me to get such things correct
I seek advice from my grass root coach, former Leeward Island Captain,
Hayden Walsh Sr. and also from West Indies fast bowler Adam Sanford.
Who are the toughest bowlers you have faced?
Having to opportunity to play some cricket in the United Kingdom,
I had the chance to come up against many swing bowlers. That experience
was a learning experience and something that I would never forget.
In addition, facing West Indies fast bowler Adam Sanford was a great
experience of mine.
What's your preparation like, before a game?
A game for me starts the night before. I set my goals for that game
and get a good night rest. In the morning I would take 15-30 mins
of shadow batting before I leave for the game. A gentle warm up
and a prayer gets me ready to go out and fight this war.
What are your academic plans for the future?
Along side cricket, my academics is my main focus. I have gained
acceptance into Suny College Of Old Westbury, where I would aim
to receive my Bachelors in Management Information System, while
having a minor in Business Management.
What has been your proudest moment in your
career so far?
Winning man of the match, scoring a century, winning a championship
are all great achievements in cricket but to me, when you care called
upon to represent your nation means a lot more. Being apart of the
United States of America under-19 cricket team has indeed been my
proudest moment mainly because I learnt about my selection while
celebrating a family reunion where I had all my family to share
the good new with.
What is the toughest thing about being an
The toughest thing about being an all-rounder is giving 100% in
every aspect of your game. As an all-rounder, your job is to be
able to complete both your task at the best of your ability. When
ever one seems to be falling, you tend to spend more time working
to perfect it but at the same time the other is falling. When you
are able to balance both is when you can be truly call an all-rounder.
Would you describe yourself as self-driven?
I can truly agree that I am indeed self driven. As a child I was
never forced by my father, who played for his native land, to play
cricket. The desire came from deep down within and has never left
me yet. I started playing cricket at the age of 12, late compared
to my peers, but with self determination and hard work got to where
How much do you think about the game when
you are not playing?
To me, I play the game for cricket both on and off the field. At
times when am not playing I am focusing on different field settings,
scenarios and my past mistakes as I aim to work them out mentally
Did anyone help you in your cricket progress?
I indeed got help in my cricketing progress. First I’ll have
to say from my parents, Ehret and Francine Burton, along with my
brother Ragi who has all supported me through my career thus far.
Also, my coaches in Antigua, Hayden Walsh Sr. and Pernell Watley.
Furthermore I have gotten lots of support in New York by, Ricky
Kissoon and Ravi Etwaroo from Cricket Zone.